Auction of Washington Wines Winemaker Dinner Series Announces Chairman’s Dinner with L’ecole N°41 Winery and Chef Russell Dean Lowell

Marty Clubb
Marty Clubb, Managing Winemaker and co-owner, L’ecole N°41

Delicious partnerships in food and wine. Community and Industry Leaders and Auction Co-Chairs Marty and Megan Clubb and Frank and Charlene Blethen continue the tradition of the exclusive Chairmans’ Dinner. This sold out celebration will be held at the home of Rick and Kandy Holley perched on a hillside above Bellevue with views stretching from Tacoma to Mt. Baker. Guests will be treated to an exceptional dining experience provided by Chef Russell Dean Lowell of Russell’s. Special guests at this dinner will be our Honorary Vintner, DeLille Cellars, and Honorary Grower, Dick and Wendy Shaw, as well as  2015 Honorary Chair, Andy Perdue.

This dinner is limited to 50 guests and is available only to guests who are also attending the Winemaker Gala or purchasing a weekend package.


Passed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Smoked Salmon Roulade
  • Grilled Saffron Marinated Prawns with Pancetta Vinaigrette
  • Asian Crostini with Spicy Peanut Chicken
  • 2013 Henry Earl Wahluke Slope Riesling
  • 2014 L’ Ecole Chenin Blanc
Russell Dean Lowell
Chef Russell Dean Lowell

5 Course Dinner:

First Course:

  • Composed Salad of Sliced Scallop, Avocado, Grilled Nectarine and Chèvre with a Champagne
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2014 L’Ecole No 41 Stillwater Creek Semillon

Second Course:

  • Seared Duck Breast with Caramelized Shallot and Fig Reduction on Seared Polenta
  • 2012 Col Solare

Third Course:

  • Grilled Lamb Loin Chop with Roasted Duxelle Demi Glace and Herbed Risotto Cake
  • 2012 DeLille Cellars Four Flags

Fourth Course:

  • Veal Medallions with Rainier Cherry Demi Glace, Celeriac Mash & Taro Root Crisp
  • 2012 L’Ecole No 41 Estate Ferguson

Fifth Course:

  • Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Curd, Blackberries & Meringue
  • CSM Ice Wine or Late Harvest Riesling

There are several dinners in the series, tickets to the Winemaker Dinner series are $500 per guest, limited seating. For a complete list, please visit: Auction of Washington Wines

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